Trump Blames Obama for ‘Corrupt’ Election that He Won

Trump Blames Obama for ‘Corrupt’ Election that He Won October 17, 2019

During that White House meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Trump was asked about his former National Security Adviser John Bolton testifying before a House committee for the impeachment inquiry. He dodged the question, launching instead into a laughable conspiracy theory blaming Obama for making the 2016 election “corrupt.”

“Giuliani was seeking out corruption in the 2016 election,” the president said. “There was tremendous corruption in that 2016 election. It was disgraceful what happened and what happened to me and what happened to the Republicans.”

“The election I won but it was corrupted by things that took place in government. Now we’ll see what happens,” Trump remarked as he explained that he anticipates an upcoming Inspector General report to name former FBI Director James Comey and, perhaps, “Obama himself.”

Trump then talked about his fixation with a DNC server that was hacked by Russians on his behalf during the 2016 election.

“For instance, I still ask the FBI, where is the server?” the president continued. “How come the FBI never got the server from the DNC? Where is the server? I want to see the server. Let’s see what’s on the server.”

“So the server they say is held by a company whose primary ownership individual is from Ukraine,” he added. “I would like to see the server. I think it’s very important for this country to see the server. Nobody wants to see it. The media never wants to see it. I’ll tell you, Republicans want to see it. ”

There is, of course, zero evidence that Ukraine ever had the Clinton email server or had anything to do with the hacking. It’s just another conspiracy theory to bubble up from the right wing fever swamp that Trump has grabbed on to because it’s convenient for him and because anything negative for him must, in his mind, be the result of some dark conspiracy against him.

The rest of this has never made any sense. He has long claimed that Obama launched an investigation into his ties to Russian oligarchs and election interference to keep him from being elected. There’s one rather obvious problem with that: The whole thing was kept secret. No one knew there was such an investigation until after the election took place. Obama actually went to great lengths to keep that from going public specifically so it would not affect the election. Just another conspiracy theory from the Trump fantasy world.

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